Rare Replay is out in just a few short days time and Xbox One owners have every right to be excited for its release. Just to re-cap: the Rare Replay is a compilation of some of Rare’s greatest games over the last thirty years. They’ve been mashed together into one handy collection to let Xbox One players see what Rare used to produce before it was purchased by Microsoft and sidelined to creating crap Kinect games.
Today, Rare were the special guests over on the ExpertZone Twitch stream where they revealed some interesting tidbits about the upcoming greatest hits compilation.
A lot of the games come from the older days of gaming, and by ‘older’ we mean old. Some games released before HD TV’s were even a thought and when CRT displays were the norm. For fans wanting to experience the older games in the most authentic fashion possible there is a CRT filter that re-created the effects of playing on an ancient telly.
It’s not all authentic, though. Some of the older games have been, in a fashion, re-worked to make them more accessible to this generation of players. Back when games were released in arcades or for older systems, there was no way to save progress. Once you turned off the machine you were essentially losing all of your progress. We didn’t really mind so much back in the day, but now we’re all spoiled with multiple game saves, auto-saving, checkpoints and the like. To help ease in players who never had to experience the pain of reaching the last level of a game only for a dick-ish sibling to reset the console, Rare has added some modern-day features to make sure players don’t have to beat their siblings within an inch of their life. Good news, too because, as far as we’re aware, jail cells don’t come with PS4’s and Xbox One’s…
Speaking again on the topic of an authentic experience, some of the older games have some brand new music created specifically for them, whereas every game’s menu has some new tunes composed by the talented Robin Beanland.
Rare Replay is due out on August 4th in North America and the UK for the Xbox One. You can pre-order your copy here.